Category Archives: Announcements

PTA Travel Committee presentation

This week at our PTA meeting, we had a presentation by the Travel Committee, working to coordinate foreign trips for our MYP (6-8) students. We want the presentation to get out to a wider audience, and are making it available on the PTA website.

Foreign Travel PTA presentation

A note on the Harry Stone IB program

Dear Parents and Students,
The article entitled, “The Transformative Nature of an IB Education,” is the perfect answer to why Harry Stone became an IB school. Additionally, it explains the “intangible” benefits of an IB education that we often have difficulty expressing.  We can talk about IB Learner Profile Traits and Approaches to Learning, but to see the students successfully instigating, implementing and engaging in action is the proof of the value of our program.
https://blogs.ibo.org/blog/2018/06/11/the-transformative-nature-of-an-ib-education/
I invite everyone to the Community Project Presentations the MYP3 students will give in February.  You will be inspired by what these young people have accomplished for the betterment of our human community and see the perfect expression of what an IB education is all about.
Megan Capshaw
MYP 3 Individuals and Societies
IB Coordinator

Online Enrollment

School administration has brought to our attention a gap we have in officially getting students enrolled. Dallas ISD wants students explicitly enrolled in their system. See instructions the link below for online registration. Hint: It involves Power School.

https://www.dallasisd.org/onlineenrollment

For parents attending the Montessori Parent Night tomorrow (Wednesday, 9/26), your teachers have your student codes, and there will be a number of computers available so you can take care of it there.

For parents of 6-8 graders, student codes were handed out to the students today.

First PTA meeting for 2018-19

Please join us this Thursday @ 6:00 PM for the first PTA meeting of 2018-19.

Harry Stone gets high marks from TEA

In a great note for the start of the school year, Harry Stone’s elementary and middle grades both received high marks on the TEA report cards. Elementary received a 94 out of 100 overall, and the middle grades received a 92.

This overall grade is a combination of 3 scores in different areas. For more information (and reports for other schools), visit the TEA report cards site linked below.

Elementary:

https://txschools.org/schools/057905212/overview

Middle:

https://txschools.org/schools/057905066/overview

Meet the Teacher 2018-19

Harry Stone’s Open House for the start of the 2018-19 school year is tomorrow night, Thursday, from 5-8 PM.

Come by and meet your teachers, and of course, join the PTA!

Daddy Daughter Dance 2018

This year’s theme is Back to the 80s!

Friday, May 11, 2018, 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm @ Stone’s Time Machine Gym
Cost $20 per couple, plus $5.00 each additional daughter.

Please pay online here, so we have a better idea of how many are coming.

See the flyer: 2018 Daddy Daughter Flyer.

IB turns 50!

The International Baccalaureate turns 50 years old this year. 

Read more: http://www.ibo.org/50years/#1968

Find Harry Stone across social media

Keep up with school activities on a variety of social media. Find Harry Stone on your choice:

Find Harry Stone on Facebook, Twitter (@HsmaWorld) & Instagram

2018-19 School calendar available

The district’s 2018-19 school calendar is now available.

See the approved Dallas ISD calendar for 2018–2019 school year

Important dates for the Dallas ISD calendar include:

  • First day for students: Aug. 20
  • Two fair days for all students. Stone’s days: Elementary Fair Day is Friday, Oct. 12, and Professional development day (students off) on Secondary Fair Day Friday, Oct. 19.
  • Thanksgiving Break the week of Nov. 19–23
  • For Winter Break students are out Dec. 20–Jan. 8
  • Spring break, March 11–15
  • Staff/student holidays on Sept. 3, Jan. 21, Feb. 18 and May 27
  • Inclement weather makeup days on April 19 and 22